[Petaluma, California:]: Mixolydian Editions, 2019. Deluxe edition, one of a total edition of forty-eight copies designed and printed by Richard Wagener, numbered and signed in pencil on the colophon by the author and the artist; this copy is lettered “M” and includes an additional eight engravings from the text, each lettered “M” and signed in pencil by Wagener, housed in a navy blue paper portfolio. Five copies are reserved as hors de commerc. Nineteen illustrations by Richard Wagener printed in various colors directly from wood blocks. Title-page set in Perpetua titling, text composed and cast in Monotype Bembo by Patrick Reagh, printed on paper from the Zerkall mill in the Kall River Valley, Germany. A fine copy in a navy blue clamshell case with a red morocco onlay and red morocco spine label. Quarter navy blue morocco over grayish-blue cloth, front board stamped decoratively in blind, red morocco spine label. Folio. 40], [1, blank], [1, colophon] pp. Item #16609
Maxine Chernoff (b. 1952) is an American novelist, poet, academic, and literary magazine editor. She is the professor and Chair of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. With her husband Paul Hoover, she edits the literary journal New American Writing. Chernoff has written several notable novels and won prestigious awards, including the 1985 Carl Sandburg Award. Teapots and Tympani is a collection of eighteen poems.